Ireland's Minister for Finance Michael Noonan poses for photographers as he holds a copy of Ireland's 2012 budget on the steps of Government Buildings in Dublin

 
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Ireland's Minister for Finance Michael Noonan poses for photographers as he holds a copy of Ireland's 2012 budget on the steps of Government Buildings ahead of his budget speech in Dublin December 6, 2011. Ireland's coalition government detailed 1.6 billion euros worth of tax increases on Tuesday in the second part of what it hopes will be the toughest budget of its five-year term of office. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (IRELAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)